Faculty Focus Workshops
Faculty Focus encourages LSU Faculty to share best practices in active learning through workshops.
As part of the CAS’s faculty initiative, an annual, one-day workshop is held for LSU faculty and teaching assistants (TAs) to learn innovative strategies proven to increase engagement and learning in large class environments. Faculty members and education specialists share instructional techniques used to motivate and engage students.
Held each summer, Faculty Focus is designed to facilitate collaboration and encourage discussion regarding implementing high impact educational practices into course instruction. This provides a unique, professional development opportunity for those who teach large classes; those interested in implementing active learning into their courses; and those looking for instructional resources and networking opportunities with colleagues.
Here is what past Faculty Focus workshop guests had to say:
“Very engaging presentations by LSU faculty members. I found that each and all their activities could be applied to my classes,” said Carmela Mattza, Assistant Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literature.
“Outstanding. Insightful. Inspirational,” said Don Ator, Instructor and Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Agriculture and Agribusiness.
2017 Faculty presenters:
- Elzbieta Cook, Department of Chemistry
- Suniti Karunatillake, Department of Geology &Geophysics
- Saundra Yancy McGuire, CAS Director Emerita and Department of Chemistry
- Dalgis Mesa, Department of Physics & Astronomy
- Caroline Schneider, Department of Chemistry
Download presentations from June 2015 workshop
View videos from LSU Faculty & Staff
How to Increase Student Engagement
- Melissa Brocato: Why Students May Not Be Academically Successful
- Melissa Brocato: Metacognition is the Key
- Melissa Brocato: Effective Strategies for Rapid & Dramatic Learning
- Emily Elliott: Using Formative Evaluation
- Fred Thurber: Micro Videos to Enhance Student Learning
- Bill Wischusen: Flipping the Classroom
- Elzbieta Cook: Clickers in Large Classrooms
- Barbara McManus: Instructional Technology Support at LSU